Body found after blaze in small building in Kitchener: police

A member of the Kitchener Fire Department pictured in Amherstview, Ont., on July 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

A body was found after a fire was extinguished in Kitchener early Friday, according to Waterloo Regional Police.

Police say that emergency services personnel were called to a small building fire near Victoria Street North and Locust Street at around 1:40 a.m.

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A release from police noted that members of the Kitchener Fire Department extinguished the blaze.

A search of the premises was then conducted when the body was found, according to police.

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Police say they are continuing to investigate alongside the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Office of the Fire Marshal.

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Anyone with information can call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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